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West Brom fires manager Tony Pulis

West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace - Premier League

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Tony Pulis, Manager of West Bromwich Albion reacts during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns on March 4, 2017 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

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Tony Pulis’ reign over the Hawthorns is over, as West Bromwich Albion has fired the 59-year-old after just under three years in charge of the Premier League outfit.

Assistant coach Gary Megson takes over on an interim basis.

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The Baggies have not won a game since August, and were belted 4-0 at home by Chelsea on Saturday to leave the club one point above the drop zone.

Overall, Pulis oversaw wins in just 36 of his 121 matches, losing 49, in what will go down as one of the least successful stints in his well-traveled career. Only three PL clubs have scored less than the Baggies’ nine goals.

Here’s the club statement:

“These decisions are never taken lightly but always in the interests of the Club.

“We are in a results business and over the back end of last season and this season to date, ours have been very disappointing.

“We would like to place on record our appreciation of Tony’s contribution and hard work during a period of transition for the Club which included a change of ownership. We wish him well in his future endeavours.”


Pulis will almost certainly be back on the touch line soon, as he hasn’t spent more than a few months out of work since 2002.

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